DIY GoPro Time Lapse Mount for Tripod

May 01, 2014 / by / 8 Comments

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Looking for a simple way to make your GoPro videos more interesting? Add a time lapse shot in there. The cool thing about time lapses is that they require effort, so you’re not going to see as many of them in other peoples’ videos. So stand out from the crowd and get your time lapse on.

Parts you’ll need to make a DIY GoPro time lapse mount for a tripod:

  • Kitchen Timer from eBay ≈ $10
  • One flat GoPro mount
  • Tools you’ll need:

    • Power drill
    • Hammer
    • 1/4-20 drill & tap set ≈ $6
    • A screw or center punch

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      8 Responses
      1. Keith

        love the way you make it so simple!

        May.02.2014 at 3:36 pm
      2. Buckstar

        So hang on… why do you drill a hole in the bottom of the timer? It never gets used…

        Sep.26.2014 at 8:21 pm
        • Traveling_Woody

          BUCKSTAR, you can screw the timer onto a tripod when you add the threaded nut on the bottom.

          Nov.04.2014 at 8:03 pm
          • Traveling_Woody

            Nevermind, I saw your comment after I wrote the reply. (Derp)

            Nov.04.2014 at 8:04 pm
      3. Buckstar

        Oh wait… I get it. The hole is tapped to the same thread as your tripod, so you can mount the timer on the tripod, right?

        I was confused because the video shows the timer sitting on the bar, and then on the floor under the chair… but never on the tripod.

        Once the video ended and I went back to the article, I saw the shot of the camera on the tripod and finally 1 + 1 made 2. Derp.

        Sep.26.2014 at 8:23 pm
      4. martin

        tip for those wo dont have a torch
        the hole in the bottom is alredy perfect to thread no need to melt a nut in there i just screwed the tri pod screw right into the hole

        May.24.2015 at 1:31 pm
      5. niclas

        do you have any ideas so i can mount my gopro with the kitchen timer onto my boat, without sticking it onto it? thanks for your responses :)

        Jun.18.2015 at 5:40 pm
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